COMMUNITY AND URBAN HORTICULTURE

ABOUT US

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The Community and Urban Horticulture program in Clackamas County serves thousands of citizens each year with an unwavering commitment to provide OSU approved sustainable horticulture and garden education, rooted in science. Sustainable practices minimize risks to human health and support a healthy ecosystem in which all in our community can thrive and grow. Since 1976, OSU Extension’s Master Gardener program has been serving the community providing scientifically grounded gardening information to the public. In Clackamas County, you can easily access tried-and-true gardening guidance from OSU Master Gardeners by contacting our Garden Helpline via web form, voicemail or email.

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Have a gardening question? Contact us for tried-and-true gardening tips, plus updates on how Master Gardeners are serving in your community.

MASTER GARDENER HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2020

  • 750 active and certified Metro area Master Gardeners, serving as volunteer garden educators, including over 155 Clackamas County residents.
  • Answered over 1,400 gardening questions. Since July, our Master Gardener Remote Helpline has answered over 800 questions.
  • Volunteered 12,489 hours serving in our communities, including nearly 3,800 hours in Clackamas County.
  • Donated over 10,362 pounds of produce to area food banks, with 4,884 pounds of produce coming from Clackamas County.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS